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Li Meng-yen (Chinese: 李孟諺; pinyin: Lǐ Mèngyàn; born 12 December 1966) is a Taiwanese politician and was the acting Mayor of Tainan from 8 September 2017 until 25 December 2018.

Li Meng-yen
Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan
Assumed office
14 January 2019
Preceded byCho Jung-tai
Mayor of Tainan
In office
8 September 2017 – 25 December 2018
Preceded byWilliam Lai
Succeeded byHuang Wei-cher
Personal details
Born (1966-12-12) 12 December 1966 (age 52)
Changhua County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Alma materNational Chung Hsing University



Li obtained his bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from National Chung Hsing University and master's degree in water science and engineering from UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands.[1]

Political careerEdit

Li had been the assistant engineer and branch head of Housing and Urban Development Bureau of Taiwan Provincial Government. At the Taipei County Government, he had been the section chief and technical specialist of Public Works Bureau and acting and vice director-general of Water Resource Bureau and secretary. At the Public Construction Commission, he was the vice director of Department of Construction Management. At the Taipei City Government, he was the director of Sewerage Systems Office of Public Works Department.

Tainan City GovernmentEdit

In the Tainan City Government, he was the director-general of Water Resource Bureau and secretary-general. Li was appointed acting Tainan Mayor on 7 September 2017 as William Lai was named Premier of the Republic of China by President Tsai Ing-wen.[2] Speaking at a summit held at National Cheng Kung University in June 2018, Li said that his city government aimed to declare English as the second official language of Tainan, starting by having bilingual signs on information at major public places.[3]

Executive YuanEdit

He took office as secretary-general of the Executive Yuan on 14 January 2019, with the second Su Tseng-chang cabinet.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Acting Mayor Li Men-yen, Tainan City, Taiwan". Tainan City Government. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "William Lai bids farewell, thanks Tainan residents". Taipei Times. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Islam Campus Summit held at National Cheng Kung University". Central News Agency. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ Chen, Yu-fu; Hetherington, William (14 January 2019). "Cabinet announces ministers, ideology". Taipei Times. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ Yu, Matt; Hsu, Phoenix; Cheng, Sabine; Wen, Kuei-hsiang; Yeh, Su-ping; Yen, William (13 January 2019). "Cheng Li-chiun to remain minister of culture: Executive Yuan". Central News Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2019.